Morrisey Says Paul Should Reject Knighthood

Monday, March 04, 2013

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, singer Morrisey said his fellow animal advocate, Paul McCartney, should reject his ties with Britain's royals because of their treatment of animals--and Ireland.

Said Morrisey: 'I was amused to hear that Sir Paul tirelessly for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], but he also loves the British royals, whose treatment of animals is abysmal. The Queen herself wears enough fur to blanket most of Russia. He also once sang “Give Ireland back to the Irish,” which was directed at the Queen. Well, she refused, and she still refuses, yet Sir Paul gives her the thumbs up! If he cared passionately about animals, he'd return his knighthood. He doesn't need the Queen's approval. He's given more pleasure to people worldwide than she could ever dream of.'

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